Definition of perioperative in English:

perioperative

adjective

Medicine
  • (of a process or treatment) occurring or performed at or around the time of an operation:

    ‘perioperative deaths’
    • ‘The text of this pattern describes the process of becoming a perioperative nurse.’
    • ‘Firstly, we look only at mortality in hospital, and results published from the database include all perioperative deaths.’
    • ‘The very patients who have the most to gain in terms of added life years and quality face the highest perioperative risk of death.’
    • ‘Understanding the revenue process for a perioperative program can be overwhelming.’
    • ‘No patient had perioperative complications or ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.’

Pronunciation:

perioperative

/ˌpɛrɪˈɒp(ə)rətɪv/